PATRICK BALES/THE PACKET & TIMES With a week to go in the Simcoe North provincial byelection, candidates are in the home stretch of their campaigning. Liberal candidate Fred Larsen, left, was joined Thursday by Scarborough Centre MPP Brad Duguid, centre, as the two visited businesses on Mississaga Street. They are pictured speaking with Mariposa Market owner Bob Willsey.

Campaign comes downtown

As the Liberals talk to more people about the proposed sell-off of Hydro One, more people will consider it to be best for the province, a Liberal cabi

The Royal Canadian Legion Stayner Branch 457 donated $7,500 from the poppy fund to the Wasaga Fire Department for the purchase of two defibrillators. On hand for the presentation was, from left, Wasaga Fire Chief Michael McWilliam, Celine Blakely, Laura Ewing and Mayor Brian Smith.

Planner and clerk released

WASAGA BEACH - There was one less staff member present at Tuesday night's Wasaga Beach council meeting without clerk Twyla Nicholson.

Another win for Matt Lange, showing Summer Yearling Showline Contender Opal at the Simcoe County Holstein Association show, held at the Essa Agriplex in Essa Twp., on Wednesday. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Cows and cars at Barrie Fair

ESSA TWP. - Cows and cars made a unique mix Wednesday at the Simcoe County Holstein Association's annual show at the Essa Agriplex.

J.T. McVeigh Photo Friends console the occupant of a small home on Eastdale Drive in Wasaga Beach after an early morning caused about $100,000 damage. A woman and her three dogs were out of the home the time of the fire. Wasaga Fire Department reports one patient was treated for minor injuries and released.

Fire damages Wasaga Beach home

(STAFF )- A woman and her three dogs are looking for a place to stay after Wasaga Beach Fire was called to a fire on Eastdale Drive early this morning

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